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'''Vincent Eugene Craddock''' (February 11, 1935 – October 12, 1971), known as '''Gene Vincent''', was an American musician who pioneered the styles of rock and roll and rockabilly. His 1956 top ten hit with his Blue Caps, "Be-Bop-A-Lula", is considered a significant early example of rockabilly. He is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Birth nameVincent Eugene Craddock
Alias| birth_date = {{Birth date|1935|2|11}}
Birth placeNorfolk, Virginia, United States
Death date{{Death date and age|1971|10|12|1935|02|11}}
Death placeNewhall, California, U.S.
GenreRockabilly, rock and roll, blues, country music|country
OccupationSinger, musician
Years active1955–1971
InstrumentVocals, guitar
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